Business Professor: Don't Major in Business
The cold hard truth is that kids who major in business are generally considered to be kind of dumb. Not by us, mind you, but by, you know, people in the world of business. "A business major is a big fucking waste of time," is the consensus opinion of those people that business majors will soon be asking for jobs. Now, the penchant for "telling it like it is" when it comes to majoring in business has come to an unlikely place: business school.
AND NOW THE SHOCKING STORY.
Over in Israel, the land of truth, Haaretz reports that Shmuel Ellis—a business professor and administrator at Tel Aviv University—emailed students with a little something called a truth bomb:
Ellis said in his email that the business school recommends undecided undergraduate students choose disciplines like pure sciences, math, economics, psychology, computer science, history, literature, philosophy and architecture.
"Study of academic disciplines prepares students to think scientifically in these fields and form the foundation for advanced studies in graduate degree programs," he said.
Lemme translate this biz-speak for all you non-biz majors out there: "Don't major in business, major in a real field of study instead." What is this guy, Sojourner Truth, Professor of Truth at Truth University? (Learn about who Sojourner Truth was, and what "truth" means, in real majors, like history or philosophy.)
Nevertheless, people continue to major in business. God bless em.
[Haaretz via Inside Higher Ed. Photo of typical business major: Shutterstock.]